Brain games work by activating parts of your brain you may not have to use on a daily basis, like short-term memory and analysis. Just like a muscle, the more you exercise the different parts of your brain, the healthier each part will become.
Research shows that maintaining a positive attitude can boost immunity, lengthen one’s lifespan, and increase the overall quality of life. Of course, staying positive is often easier said than done, especially in a world where aging is often viewed in a negative light.
When most of us think about staying fit we immediately think about our body from the neck down. However, brain fitness plays a vital role in nearly everything we do – thinking, working, playing, remembering, socializing, and communicating. It’s predicted
Did you know that most falls happen in or around your own home? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, each year 2.8 million older people are in emergency departments for fall injuries. Whether you find yourself or
Behavior “Sundowning” or Sundowners Syndrome, is a term used to describe a state of confusion and anxiety which typically occurs during the early morning, late afternoon, or early evening when daylight and darkness are transitioning. Individuals may show any variety
Bill is one of the seniors who attends Aspen Senior Day Center each day of the week. He is frequently found playing pool with other seniors or members of the staff, and many describe him as a kind and easy
Carolyn is someone truly special and loving and who always has the happiest and brightest smile on her face. She can often be found at the art table wearing beautiful colors with a matching flower in her hair! Four years
Vascular Dementia is the second most commonly diagnosed form of dementia (after Alzheimer’s) and it’s estimated it accounts for up to 20% of dementia cases. According to Mayo Clinic, vascular dementia is described as brain damage from an impairment of
Now that it’s summer and the heat is rising, we’ve been thinking about an important topic – keeping seniors hydrated! Dehydration among seniors is a serious health problem that is often overlooked until it becomes a medical emergency. Dehydration in the
As many of you may already know, I am in a Gerontology graduate program. The topic for study this week is how the culture of youth in the United States contributes to the minimization of older adults’ need for